Pelicans Size Up Market For Tyreke Evans

The Pelicans are listening to trade offers for Tyreke Evans and gauging his market value, sources tell Michael Scotto of SheridanHoops (Twitter link). Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports wrote earlier this month that the team had discussions about trading Evans, but it wasn’t clear if the talks were internal or involved other teams.

The former Rookie of the Year has been serving as the starting point guard for New Orleans with Jrue Holiday now in a sixth man role. Evans has dealt all season with the lingering effects of an October arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, as Scott Kushner of The New Orleans Advocate details. Still, an MRI this week was negative, with tendinitis the only issue, according to fellow Advocate scribe Brett Dawson (Twitter link).

New Orleans has also reportedly had talks with other teams involving Eric Gordon and Ryan Anderson, though Gordon is expected to be out for another three to five weeks with a broken right ring finger, and it appears the team prefers to hold on to Anderson. Those two are on expiring contracts, while Evans, who’s making nearly $10.735MM this season, has one more year left on his deal. Omer Asik‘s name has also reportedly come up in talks, and Scotto wrote in December that the team had made him available to potential trade partners.

It’s been a profound disappointment of a season for the Pelicans so far, as they stand at 16-28, but they’re just three and a half games out of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Evans is the team’s third leading scorer at 15.2 points per game and shooting 38.8% from 3-point range this season, by far the best percentage of his career.

What should the Pelicans ask in exchange for Evans? Leave a comment to share your thoughts.

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5 thoughts on “Pelicans Size Up Market For Tyreke Evans

  1. CavsFan81

    I would be hyped if the cavs offered a top 10 protected 2017 first and Verejao/Cunningham for Evans. His passing, d, and court vision would be a perfect fit in coach Lue’s gameplan

    • Austin

      Lol we don’t need another center and a random Cunningham for Evans. We already have two centers under contract and Evans is too good for just them

  2. Hunter

    A… Small. Forward…

    I still can’t believe we didn’t nab Rudy gay

  3. nba fan

    Spurs,pelicans trade

    Spurs get Evans nice all around player can play D, high basketball IQ, and great scorer…a lilttle bit out of control at times but can be coached by pop if put on the team he will most likely be coming off the bench.. Now i know he is a starter in mpst nba teams but i feel if he gets a chance actually be in a winning team it will only boost his confidence even higher..but thats just me!! And he will win a ring…

    Pelicans get kyle anderson,matt bonner 2017 2nd round pick cash on top to make it work…so they get a guy in kyle that is a point forward and great basketball IQ a good underated scorer yes he is slow but his playmaking abilities make up for it…then you got anothef player in matt bonner that is a specialist beyond the arc not that all great defender descent rebounder…and you got a draft pick stash and cash on top looks like a great deals for both clubs…what u think???


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